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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:3 - The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the LORD tests hearts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - One who acts wickedly pays attention to evil counsel; a liar listens to a malicious tongue.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:6 - Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:7 - Excessive speech is not becoming for a fool; how much less are lies for a ruler!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 - A bribe works like a charm for the one who offers it; in whatever he does he succeeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:9 - The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:10 - A rebuke makes a greater impression on a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:11 - An evil person seeks only rebellion, and so a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - It is better for a person to meet a mother bear being robbed of her cubs, than to encounter a fool in his folly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:13 - As for the one who repays evil for good, evil will not leave his house.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - Starting a quarrel is like letting out water; stop it before strife breaks out!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:15 - The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent - both of them are an abomination to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:16 - Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no intention of acquiring wisdom?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 - A friend loves at all times, and a relative is born to help in adversity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:18 - The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:19 - The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:20 - The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:21 - Whoever brings a fool into the world does so to his grief, and the father of a fool has no joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A cheerful heart brings good healing, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:24 - Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:25 - A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:26 - It is terrible to punish a righteous person, and to flog honorable men is wrong.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - The truly wise person restrains his words, and the one who stays calm is discerning.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool who remains silent is considered wise, and the one who holds his tongue is deemed discerning.

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